List of books that I've read recently:

Database Connection Constants (ONLINE SERVER) Jun˜22This Is Assisted Dying: A Doctor's Story of Empowering Patients at the End of Life by Stefanie Green, MD (2022)
set in Victoria BC, medical assistance in dying (MAiD), I'm not sure. ¦|

Apr˜22The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson (2020)
"We can't imagine the suffering of people of the future, so not much gets done on their behalf …… Narcissism." ¦|

Mar˜22Speed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now by John Doerr (2021)
"Fight or Flight?… Flight is not an option; we cannot outrun global warming.
    We're going to have to fight this one out, with every weapon we can muster"  
    -- contrary to "fairy tales of eternal economic growth" [Greta Thunberg].   ¦|

Feb˜22What Strange Paradise by Omar El Akkad (2021)
"And yet there's an emptiness, something missing." ¦|

Feb˜22The Nature of Canada by Colin M. Coates & Graeme Wynn (2019)
"Diseases remind us that national boundaries are often of little significance for environmental forces" {'Nature We Cannot See' (2019)}
    "Ecological sense does not come easily to moderns and postmoderns" {quote by forest scientist Stan Rowe in 'Advocates and Activists'} ¦|

Nov˜21Renegades: Born in the USA by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen (2021)
Conversation #6: 'Wrestling with Ghosts' ¦|

Nov˜21Forever Young: A Memoir by Hayley Mills (2021)

Nov˜21Indian School Days by Basil H. Johnston (1988)
'Johnston has created a story that radiates compassion, humor, and hope.' ¦|

Aug˜21Qigong Meditation: Embryonic Breathing - Part I: Foundations by Dr. Yang, Jwing-Ming (2003)

Apr˜21How to Avoid a Climate Disaster:  The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need by Bill Gates (2021)

Apr˜21The New Climate War:  The Fight to Take Back Our Planet by Michael E. Mann (2021)
"the climate crisis" ¦|

Mar˜21Brother Robert:  Growing Up with Robert Johnson by Annye C Anderson and Preston Lauterbach (2020)
The life and afterlife of bluesman Robert Johnson (1911-1938) as told by his nonagenarian stepsister. ¦|

Mar˜21A Promised Land by Barack Obama (2020)
A mighty fine book. ¦|

Feb˜21Becoming {Audiobook} by Michelle Obama (2018)
Michelle Obama's autobiography - read by her ¦|

Jan˜21To Speak for the Trees: My Life's Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest by Diana Beresford-Kroeger (2019)
biodiversity, “mother” trees, ... ¦|

Dec˜20The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz by Erik Larson (2020)
"On Winston Churchill's first day as the UK Prime Minister, Adolf Hitler invaded Holland and Belgium." ¦|

Oct˜20Calico Joe by John Grisham (2012)
A novel ¦|

Jul˜20The Archipelago of Hope: Wisdom and Resilience from the Edge of Climate Change by Gleb Raygorodetsky (2017)
"What makes Indigenous communities uniquely valuable in the global quest for climate change solutions is that they are where the traditional practices & understanding of nature meet modern technology & scientific insights." ¦|

Apr˜20This Is All a Dream We Dreamed by Blair Jackson & David Gans (2015)
An oral history of the Grateful Dead ¦|

Feb˜20Year of the Rabbit by Tian Veasna (2019)
An intense graphic novel about a family living in Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge Reign [1975-1979] ¦|

Nov˜19Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande (2014)

Sep˜19Fearless as Possible (Under the Circumstances) by Denise Donlon (2016)
Denise Donlon is a Canadian business executive, television producer, author, public speaker, host, and member of the Order of Canada. ¦|

Jun˜19The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism by Max Weber (1905)
A historical discussion, written in 1905, of the relationship between the ethics of ascetic Protestantism and the emergence of the spirit of modern Capitalism ¦|

May˜19Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson (2011)
Steve Jobs (Feb. 24 1955-Oct. 5 2011) ¦|

Feb˜19City in colour: rediscovered stories of Victoria's multicultural past by May Q. Wong (2018)

Oct˜18Herbie Hancock: Possibilities by Herbie Hancock and Lisa Dickey (2014)
"I'd finally figured out how to turn my obstacle into an opportunity, which opened up a whole new world of possibility." ¦|

Oct˜18Been So Long: My Life and Music by Jorma Kaukonen (2018)
"Finns are a stoic lot." ¦|

Sep˜18Origin Story: A Big History of Everything by David Christian (2018)
"What will the Earth look like in two thousand years?"  "Will human beings achieve a sustainable relationship with the biosphere?" ¦|

Aug˜18Mother American Night: My Life in Crazy Times by John Perry Barlow (2018)

Jul˜18Paul Simon: The Life by Robert Hilburn (2018)

Jul˜18The Life of Yogananda by Philip Goldberg (2018)
Paramahansa Yogananda (5 January 1893 – 7 March 1952) ¦|

Jul˜18Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff by Michael Nesmith (2017)

Jul˜18The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A' Kempis (1427)

Jun˜18Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 by Ryan H. Walsh (2018)

May˜18From Lone Mountain by John Porcellino (2018)

May˜18The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer (2007)

May˜18All the Money in the World by John Pearson (2017)

Apr˜18The Confessions of Saint Augustine by St. Augustine of Hippo (400)

Mar˜18A Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre (2017)

Feb˜18Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars by David Hepworth (2017)

Jan˜18Spy of the First Person by Sam Shepard (2017)

Jan˜18What Is It All but Luminous by Art Garfunkel (2017)

Jan˜18Seduced by Mrs. Robinson by Beverly Gray (2017)

Jan˜18Petty: The Biography by Warren Zanes (2015)

Dec˜17Tales from the Tao: The Wisdom of the Taoist Masters by Solala Towler (2017)

Dec˜17Understanding the Messages of Your Body by Jean-Pierre Barral (2007)

Dec˜17The Stranger in the Woods by Michael Finkel (2017)

Oct˜17Lightfoot by Nicholas Jennings (2017)

Oct˜17Runnin' Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers by Tom Petty (2007)

Oct˜17The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wholleben (2015)

Sep˜17Moby-Dick by Herman Melville (1851)

Aug˜17Uncomfortably Happily by Yeon-Sik Hong (2017)

Aug˜17Bob Dylan: A Spiritual Life by Scott M Marshall (2017)

May˜17The Jesus Sutras: Rediscovering the Lost Scolls of Taoist Christianity by Martin Palmer (2001)

Apr˜17William Lyon Mackenzie King: A life guided by the hand of destiny by Allan Levine (2011)

Mar˜17Weapons of Math Destruction: How big data increases inequality by Cathy O'Neil (2016)

Feb˜17George Harrison: Behind the Locked Door by Graeme Thomson (2015)